Caring For Your Dentures

Missing teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Using dentures can help you regain the functionality of teeth while also boosting your confidence. Whether you need full or partial dentures, all removable dentures require specific care in order to work properly. Read on to learn how to take care of your dentures.

Thoroughly Clean Your Dentures

Carefully remove and rinse off your dentures after you eat in order to prevent food buildup. This is the simplest way to keep your dentures clean. At the end of the day, remove your dentures for a more thorough cleaning. Brush them with a gentle brush and a denture cleaner, then store them overnight. Dentures need to be soaked in either a denture solution or in water. Your dentist can help you choose the right option for your specific dentures.

Don’t Neglect Your Mouth

After your dentures are removed, clean your mouth. This is especially important if you use denture adhesive, as it should be removed nightly. Brush any remaining natural teeth and be sure to gently clean the roof of your mouth, gums, and tongue.

Check in With Your Dentist

Regular dental check-ups will ensure that your dentures are working properly and fit securely. Not only will this help your dentures work properly, but it will also help to improve your overall comfort. Make an appointment at Porter Smiles Dental as a regular part of your denture care routine.